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J.K. Simmons

American Actor Known For "Law & Order," "The Closer" & "Whiplash"

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 J.K. Simmons Biography

Jonathan Simmons was originally a singer, with a degree in music from the University of Montana. He turned to theater in the late 1970s and appeared in many regional productions in the Pacific Northwest before moving to New York in 1983. He appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway shows and also did some television -- his early roles included the portrayal of a white supremacist responsible for multiple murders in an episode of “Homicide: Life on the Street.” In that same vein, Simmons first gained wide exposure as Vern Schillinger, the leader of an Aryan Brotherhood-type organization in prison in the HBO series “Oz.”

Parlaying his small-screen notoriety into feature film opportunities, Simmons had a small part in the 1997 thriller “The Jackal” and played a leading role in Frank Todaro's low-budget comedy “Above Freezing.” Also in 1997, Simmons increased his television prolificacy by taking on the role of Dr. Emil Skoda, the consulting psychiatrist to the Manhattan district attorney's office in the series “Law and Order.”

By 1999, Simmons was showing up in such prominent films as “The Cider House Rules” and the baseball drama “For Love of the Game,” directed by Sam Raimi. The director again enlisted Simmons for his next film, 2000's “The Gift.” After a supporting turn in the comedy “The Mexican,” Simmons teamed with Raimi for the third time, bringing cigar-chomping comic-book newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson screaming to life in the 2002 summer blockbuster “Spider-Man.” In 2004, he would reprise the role in the highly anticipated sequel, “Spider-Man 2.”

His career subsequently kicking into overdrive, the popular character actor was in increasingly high demand in the next few years, enjoying a productive run as a voice performer in such animated television series' as “Justice League” and “Ultimate Spider-Man” as well as turning in memorable performances in Jason Reitman's “Juno,” Mike Judge's “Extract,” and as a hard-nosed captain in the 2012 crime thriller “Contraband.” Meanwhile, in 2005, he joined the cast of TNT's popular crime drama “The Closer” as Assistant Chief Will Pope -- a role which no doubt played a part in the cast earning five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Ensemble Cast.

Simmions’ career is busier than ever with roles in the films “Whiplash” and “Men, Women & Children.”

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    Booking fees for J.K. Simmons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire J.K. Simmons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like J.K. Simmons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book J.K. Simmons for your next private or corporate function.
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J.K. Simmons

American Actor Known For "Law & Order," "The Closer" & "Whiplash"

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J.K. Simmons Biography

Jonathan Simmons was originally a singer, with a degree in music from the University of Montana. He turned to theater in the late 1970s and appeared in many regional productions in the Pacific Northwest before moving to New York in 1983. He appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway shows and also did some television -- his early roles included the portrayal of a white supremacist responsible for multiple murders in an episode of “Homicide: Life on the Street.” In that same vein, Simmons first gained wide exposure as Vern Schillinger, the leader of an Aryan Brotherhood-type organization in prison in the HBO series “Oz.”

Parlaying his small-screen notoriety into feature film opportunities, Simmons had a small part in the 1997 thriller “The Jackal” and played a leading role in Frank Todaro's low-budget comedy “Above Freezing.” Also in 1997, Simmons increased his television prolificacy by taking on the role of Dr. Emil Skoda, the consulting psychiatrist to the Manhattan district attorney's office in the series “Law and Order.”

By 1999, Simmons was showing up in such prominent films as “The Cider House Rules” and the baseball drama “For Love of the Game,” directed by Sam Raimi. The director again enlisted Simmons for his next film, 2000's “The Gift.” After a supporting turn in the comedy “The Mexican,” Simmons teamed with Raimi for the third time, bringing cigar-chomping comic-book newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson screaming to life in the 2002 summer blockbuster “Spider-Man.” In 2004, he would reprise the role in the highly anticipated sequel, “Spider-Man 2.”

His career subsequently kicking into overdrive, the popular character actor was in increasingly high demand in the next few years, enjoying a productive run as a voice performer in such animated television series' as “Justice League” and “Ultimate Spider-Man” as well as turning in memorable performances in Jason Reitman's “Juno,” Mike Judge's “Extract,” and as a hard-nosed captain in the 2012 crime thriller “Contraband.” Meanwhile, in 2005, he joined the cast of TNT's popular crime drama “The Closer” as Assistant Chief Will Pope -- a role which no doubt played a part in the cast earning five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Ensemble Cast.

Simmions’ career is busier than ever with roles in the films “Whiplash” and “Men, Women & Children.”

J.K. Simmons Videos

  • Actors on Actors: Josh Brolin and J.K. Simmons - Full Video
  • DP/30: Whiplash, J.K. Simmons
  • Interview: Miles Teller and JK Simmons talk Whiplash

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  • How to book J.K. Simmons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like J.K. Simmons for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for J.K. Simmons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for J.K. Simmons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book J.K. Simmons?

    Booking fees for J.K. Simmons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire J.K. Simmons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for J.K. Simmons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like J.K. Simmons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book J.K. Simmons for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent J.K. Simmons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for J.K. Simmons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

J.K. Simmons is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book J.K. Simmons for your event is available upon request. J.K. Simmons generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Clarke, James Naughton, Marc Blucas, Jay Hernandez and JC Chasez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling J.K. Simmons for an upcoming event.

J.K. Simmons Speaker Videos

  • Actors on Actors: Josh Brolin and J.K. Simmons - Full Video
    DP/30: Whiplash, J.K. Simmons
  • Interview: Miles Teller and JK Simmons talk Whiplash
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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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